National Payments Corporation launches e-commerce solution in RuPay card

The National Payments Corporation (NPCI) has, meanwhile, launched its e-commerce solution named 'RuPay PaySecure' that will enable all RuPay card holders to make online payment.

NPCI, which is a body promoted by RBI and has 10 core promoter banks, is a pioneer organisation in the field of retail payments in India.

"With RuPay PaySecure solution, anyone having RuPay cards can make online payments to fulfil various need-based services such as reservations, booking, ticketing, shopping, utility bill payments in a secured manner," A P Hoota, managing director and chief executive officer of NPCI, said.

He also said this would have a positive impact on e-commerce growth in the country, which was growing around 34 per cent annually.

RuPay, which is till now present in ATM and points of sale space, has now turned into fully functional card with e-commerce solution and is aiming to cover 100 per cent e-commerce market by the end of this year.

Bank of Baroda, Union Bank and Kotak Bank are first to join as acquirers of RuPay Card, where as BoB, UBI and Bank of India have become issuers.

State Bank of India and HDFC Bank would soon join the group, it added.

RuPay, the homegrown payment solution, has already crossed three million cards within two years of its launch and RuPay debit cards are being issued by 20 commercial banks, 32 regional banks and over 75 co-operative banks as of now.